• Twenty-Eighth
    Sunday In Ordinary Time

Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 5:00pm

Weekdays: Monday through Friday 7:00am
Saturday 8:00am
Holy Days: 7:00am and 7:00pm
Vigil Mass: 5:30pm

First Friday Adoration: 7:30am to 9:00pm,
closing with Benediction
First Saturday Rosary: 8:30am
Daily Rosary: 7:30am
Divine Mercy Chaplet Friday: 3:00pm

Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm to 3:45pm.
Also available other times by appointment.
Baptisms: First three Sundays of the month at 12:30pm by appointment
Marriage: arranged at least six months in advance at the Rectory

Welcome New Parishoners!

A word of welcome to new parishioners! Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John or Deacon Joe so that we can better serve you. We hope that you will become involved with our parish, and we look forward to your presence and participation each week. Parish contact information is here.

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Our Faith Formation students are working to organize a Harvest Fair here at St. Ann’s Parish on Saturday, October 27th. We are looking for volunteers, donations and vendors to make this event possible. Please contact Jenn Murphy in the Faith Formation office (508-824-9021) or email her at religioused@stannsraynham.org if you are able to help. Please continue to check the Faith Formation page on our website for more information.

Parish News Updates

Sociable Seniors

The next meeting of St. Ann’s Sociable Seniors will be on October 16th at 10:30am at the Parish Center. There will be a luncheon at Lorenzo’s Restaurant in Middleboro following the meeting. The cost is $17.00 per person. Please send a check with your meal choice to Brian McClory by October 8th. All seniors are welcome and encouraged to join us. If you have any questions please call Marianne at 508-823-1765.

F.A.C.E – Foundation to Advance Catholic Education

The 24th Annual Fall Scholarship Dinner will be held at White’s of Westport on Tuesday evening October 30th. The guest speaker for the evening will be Chris Lowney, Author, speaker and leadership consultant. The proceeds from this dinner go toward need-based scholarships for the Catholic Schools of our Diocese. If you are interested in sponsoring, attending, or advertising at this event, wish to make a donation to the Fund or want more information, please visit the website at www.face-dfr.org or contact the Foundation Office at (508) 675-1311.

Coffee and Donuts After Mass

Coffee and donuts are available after the 8:00am and 9:30am Masses. We would like to thank Barbara Owens, Nancy Cabral, Nina Triolo, and Fred Sylvia, for assisting this weekend.

We are grateful to Bev Morgan for overseeing this activity, and Tim Holick and George Pike, our “bakers.” We are always looking for helpers and it’s a nice way to make friends and meet new people. Please call Bev Morgan at 508-823-9183 if interested.

St. Ann’s Adult Choir

Choir rehearsals for the upcoming holiday season are underway. New members are cordially invited to attend. No auditions are necessary! Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the choir loft. If you ever thought about joining the choir, now is a great time. It’s a wonderful way to participate in the Mass. For more information, please see Paul Bowen after the 4:00pm Mass on Saturdays, the 9:30am and 11:00am Mass on Sunday, or speak to one of our choir members.

Coyle & Cassidy New Student Open House

Want to be part of changing the world? Join us for a genuine “Warrior Experience” where we: Enter to learn. Leave to serve. Change the world one student at a time. Come and visit Coyle & Cassidy High School & Middle School (enrolling Grades 5-12) on Sunday, October 28th anytime between 12:00 to 2:30pm. We are located at 2 Hamilton Street, Taunton. www.coylecassidy.com.

Support Group for Separated and Divorced

The La Salette Retreat Center in Attleboro is the location for a bi-weekly support group for separated and divorced persons. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 16th, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Subsequent meetings will be held every other Tuesday evening. For more information or for directions, please contact Dottie at 508-642-1928 or dojale@icloud.com.

October Rosary

October is traditionally the month of the Rosary and respect for life. Pope Francis is inviting all Catholics to pray the Rosary daily through the month of October. He is asking all of us to pray the Rosary for conversion, healing and purification in our Church. Let us pray with Catholics throughout the world, in union with our Blessed Mother, for our Church.

Interested In Becoming An Altar Server?

The duties of those girls and boys and young women and men who serve at the altar are integral to the celebration of the Mass. They must be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out with appropriate reverence. They must have received First Holy Communion and they must attend Mass on a regular basis. If you are interested in becoming an altar server and are in fourth grade or higher, please contact the Parish Office to indicate your interest. (508-823-9833) You will then be notified concerning two mandatory training sessions, to be held in December. In these sessions, we will review the duties one performs as an altar server and address any questions you may have about your responsibilities. A second opportunity to express an interest in becoming an altar server will be offered in late November when Deacon Joe will visit fourth-grade faith formation classes.

St. Vincent De Paul Thanksgiving & Christmas Food Baskets

Once again SVDP is asking for your help with the holiday food basket donations. Items needed are:

canned corn
canned peas
cranberry sauce
turkey gravy
turkey stuffing
gift cards (used for fresh food items)

Thank you for your continued support. Items may be left at the Church.

Adult Confirmation

If you are 18 or older and have never been Confirmed, but have been Baptized and received First Holy Communion, there is an adult Confirmation Class taking place beginning later in the month. Please contact Fr. John for more information.

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Very soon the Process of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin. If or someone you know is interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church please contact Fr. John or Deacon Joe. This is for those who have never been Baptized, or have been Baptized in another Christian Church or were Baptized in the Catholic Church but never received First Communion.

Have You Experienced an Emmaus Retreat?

Emmaus is a retreat for men and women (ages 20+) who seek to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, regardless of their present level of faith or practice. We want to invite you to join us on our next Emmaus weekend. You will be welcomed by a loving community, spend time in personal and communal prayer, and celebrate the sacraments. The next Emmaus is November 9th through November 11th at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, MA. For more information or to apply online, visit our website: www.emmausretreats.com or send us an email at emmausretreats@gmail.com.

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